COLFF-CT Collision Repair and Refinishing

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Overview

  • One-year certificate
  • September entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 
  • Two mandatory industry work placements
  • Credit transfer opportunities: Credit towards apprenticeship program trade certification
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded. 
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions.

Description
This program provides you with a basic working knowledge of all areas of metal working and spray painting. You will develop the skills and knowledge to repair damaged vehicles, including all phases of autobody repair and painting. 

You will learn to weld and use trade tools and how to work with and shape sheet metal. You will also learn the techniques required to realign and straighten the bodies and frames of cars. The program also teaches proper methods of patching, finishing, and preparing a panel for paint application.

You will learn how to perform the necessary repairs and replacements to restore vehicles to their pre-damaged condition, and how to determine how much and what kind of work is needed for each vehicle.

Safety in the work environment is stressed.

Environmentally friendly high-volume and low-pressure spray equipment is used along with Low V.O.C. refinishing products.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session. You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Math
      • Grade 10 Science
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option.  If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in:
      • One credit of each of the following courses:
        • Grade 10 English
        • Grade 10 Applied Math 20S, Pre-Calculus Math 20S, or Grade 11 Consumer Math 30S or Essential Math 30S
        • Grade 10 Science
          or
      • RRC's Academic Foundations program
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 2

Who Should Enrol?

Because heavy lifting is involved, you must be in good physical condition. You should have a mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity, and be trade- and goal-oriented. Colour blindness could interfere with your progress in this program.

You should be in good physical and respiratory condition because of the physical aspects of the work environment and constant exposure to refinishing products.

As the program may run until 6 pm from time to time to accommodate scheduling of related courses, prospective students should be prepared for occasional late shifts at the College.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Sep 08, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,074.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$420.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$16,593.00

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8786
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8786
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.04.53.0
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.06.55.5
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20181918

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
AUTO-1070Safety
0
AUTO-1101Related Math
2
COMM-1272Communication
4
SAFE-1028WHMIS
0
2
WELD-1018Gas Welding
1
WELD-1019MIG Welding
2
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
AUTO-1011Basic Metal Working - Theory
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In this section, the student exercises theoretical knowledge of metal straightening on various damaged projects which also provide the opportunity to develop practical skills in metal straightening, shrinking, filling, and proper use of tools.

AUTO-1013Basic Refinishing Preparation - Theory
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In this segment, the students will be able to prepare panels for refinishing using the proper products, equipment, and procedure. This would include spraying undercoats, using polyester putty, and leveling.

AUTO-1026Estimating - Theory
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Students will be able to interpret a repair estimate as to the time allowed and cost of repair.

AUTO-1035Basic Metal Working - Practical
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In this section, the student exercises theoretical knowledge of metal straightening on various damaged projects which also provide the opportunity to develop practical skills in metal straightening, shrinking, filling, and proper use of tools.

AUTO-1036Basic Refinishing Preparation - Practical
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In this segment, the students will be able to prepare panels for refinishing using the proper products, equipment, and procedure. This would include spraying undercoats, using polyester putty, and leveling.

AUTO-1051Basic Machine Shop
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-1054Machine Shop Theory
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Shop knowledge and basic manufacturing skills are required by person working in mechanical trades.

Through theoretical instruction and a series of practical shop demonstrations, learners will be exposed to techniques that will better equip them to deal with challenges present in their respective trade. In providing an introduction to the basics of manufacturing, the course will contribute to the development of the learners’ analytical, mechanical and cognitive skills.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Basic Metallurgy
  • Precision measurement tools
  • Basic Blueprint Reading Principles
  • Bench Tools
  • Component Assembly
  • Power Cutting Tools
  • Threads
  • Grinding
  • Math Calculations

AUTO-1055Refinishing & Top Coating - Theory
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In this segment, the students will be able to apply top coats used in the trade today to refinish a complete vehicle and to do spot repairs. Personal protection and safe handling of hazardous products is emphasized.

AUTO-1066Vehicle Construction - Theory
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Students will be able to remove and replace bolt-on functional and non-functional parts.  Also, the students will become familiar with the different types of body and frame design and construction.

AUTO-1067In-Industry Training - 1
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Students are placed in body shops where they are exposed to the actual demands of the trade in a true work environment where there are pressures such as speed and in some cases confined space. It is the intent of this segment that by actually working or helping in shops, they will have a more realistic view of what will be expected of them upon entering this field of work.

AUTO-1070Safety
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Students will be taught personal, shop, and environmental safety, as well as safety procedures in the handling of hazardous materials and the use of tools.

AUTO-1071AC-043 Accreditation for Level 1
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-1072Handtools/Powertools
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Students will be able to identify, select, use, and maintain hand and portable power tools required for the repair of motor vehicles. Instruction in safe usage of both hand and power tools is stressed in this segment.

AUTO-1101Related Math
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-1114Flexible Panel Repair (Plastics) - Practical
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Students, upon completion, will be able to repair flexible components as well as make repairs to fiberglass components of automobile and truck bodies.

AUTO-1115Frame Damage Diagnosis - Practical
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Students will be instructed in the use of frame measuring equipment to identify different frame damages and how they relate to poor body fits. Also, students will be able to interpret a repair estimate as to time allowed and cost of repair.

AUTO-1307Refinishing & Top Coating - Practical
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In this segment, the students will be able to apply top coats used in the trade today to refinish a complete vehicle and to do spot repairs. Personal protection and safe handling of hazardous products is emphasized.

AUTO-1494Flexible Panel Repair (Plastics) - Theory
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Students, upon completion, will be able to repair flexible components as well as make repairs to fiberglass components of automobile and truck bodies.

AUTO-1509Frame Damage Diagnosis - Theory
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Students will be instructed in the proper use of frame measuring equipment to identity various types of frame damage and how they relate to poor body fits.

AUTO-1545Hardware, Glass & Trim - Practical
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This segment covers the removal and replacement of auto glass, door components, and interior trim.

AUTO-1546Hardware, Glass & Trim - Theory
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This segment covers the removal and replacement of auto glass, door components, and interior trim.

AUTO-1583Hydraulics, Principles & Equipment - Theory
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The student will acquire the knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles upon which basic hydraulic systems are based.

AUTO-2001Live Work Prep and Refinish
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-2002Live Work Final Assembly, Detailing, Fit And Finish
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-2003Live Work Advanced Metal Working
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-2004Live Work Basic Metal Working
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(No description available at this time)

AUTO-2033In-Industry Training - 2
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Students are placed in body shops where they are exposed to the actual demands of the trade in a true work environment where there are pressures such as speed and in some cases confined space. It is the intent of this segment that by actually working or helping in shops, they will have a more realistic view of what will be expected of them upon entering this field of work.

AUTO-3004Advanced Metal Working & Rust Repair Theory
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Students will be repairing more severe and complicated sheet metal damage involving the use of hydraulic equipment to make a corrective force and pull and develop metal shaping skills in forming and installing rust repair patches.

AUTO-3116Advanced Metal Working & Rust Repair Practical
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Students will be repairing more severe and complicated sheet metal damage involving the use of hydraulic equipment to make a corrective force and pull and develop metal shaping skills in forming and installing rust repair patches.

AUTO-9000Collision Repair & Refin - Learn Access
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(No description available at this time)

COMM-1272Communication
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Students will learn the foundations of effective communication in the workplace, including interpersonal skills, oral presentations, and basic technical writing. The job search module includes the preparation of a trade-specific resume and cover letter, the development of effective interview skills, and the exploration of professional presence online (individual and corporate).

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SCIE-1013Basic Autobody Electrical Principles 1 Theory
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(No description available at this time)

SCIE-1014Basic Autobody Electrical Principles 2 Practical
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(No description available at this time)

SCIE-1016Related Science
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(No description available at this time)

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

WELD-1018Gas Welding
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Students will learn safe working procedures with different welding techniques. Also, students will learn practical application of gas and MIG welding systems and gas and plasma cutting techniques.

WELD-1019MIG Welding
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Students will learn safe working procedures with different welding techniques. Also, students will learn practical application of gas and metal inert gas (MIG) welding systems and gas and plasma cutting techniques.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Apprenticeship opportunities
Upon graduation, and to advance in this field, you can obtain trade certification by joining the apprenticeship program and work toward Journeyperson status. Upon employment as an apprentice, you may be granted up to one level of in-school training towards paint apprenticeship.

For more information about the apprenticeship program in Manitoba, contact:

Apprenticeship Manitoba
Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade
100 - 111 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 0T4
Phone 204-945-3337
Fax 204-948-2346
Toll-Free: 1-877-978-7233 (1-877-97-TRADE)
Email: apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca
https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Many graduates have found employment as autobody mechanics, metal finishers, painters' preppers, and bodyframe specialists. Others are employed as claims adjusters, collision estimators or shop supervisors.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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